Who can apply?
Experienced teachers from all Ontario publicly funded school boards, school authorities and provincial schools who have chosen to remain in the classroom can apply to lead a TLLP project. Groups must be teacher-led but may include other educational workers, such as education assistants, early childhood educators, board consultants and occasional teachers.
While teachers working in system-level or administrative positions (e.g. principals, coordinators, consultants) cannot submit an application or lead a TLLP project, these educatOrs can provide valuable input as team members.
Former TLLP project leads who have already completed a project may reapply to lead one additional project in a following cohort, as long as proposals are significantly different in topic or scope.
how can i apply?
The TLLP application form, important program guidelines, timelines and frequently asked questions are available on TeachOntario's TLLP/PKE page. Important resources are also available on the ministry's TLLP website. There, you can also access tips and ideas on how to complete the application form.
Completed project proposal/applications are submitted to your school board in November. A school board committee comprised of federation representatives and board staff will review all proposals and will identify two-three (depending on the size of your board) to recommend to the Ministry.
In February, a provincial Teacher Learning and Leadership Committee makes the final selection decisions.